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 Post subject: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:14 pm 
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1. Polanco - RF
2. Mercer - SS
3. McCutchen - CF
4. Walker - 2B
5. Marte - LF
6. Alvarez - 1B
7. Kang - 3B
8. Sanchez - C
9. Sadler - P

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1. C. Gomez - CF
2. Segura - SS
3. Braun -RF
4. Lind - 1B
5. Ramirez - 3B
6. Davis - LF
7. Maldonado - C
8. H. Gomez - 2B
9. Lohse - P

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:39 pm 
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Tell you what . . . Cutch isn't close to 100%.

Yes, Ramirez made a fine play on his grounder in the first. But, it took him some time to set himself and his throw, while strong, was not mind-blowing. The old Cutch beats that throw by 2-3 steps.

I sure hope that he is not prolonging the injury/recovery. I'd rather see him sit and get back to 100% than be at 65-75% all year.

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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The whole team left their bats in Florida. Nobody hitting at this point. Can't win games if you don't score runs.

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Come on boyz hit the ball!


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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Cutch with an opposite field three run homer gives the Bucs the lead.

Also, Jung-Ho Kang with his first major league hit with a single in the 7th.


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Come on bullpen, hang in there today.


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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Good job camenero!


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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Games like today and innings like this ninth are where that deep bench pays dividends.

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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Cutch is clearly the first star tonight, but the collective bench deserves the second (or some honorable mentions).

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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NSMaster56 wrote:
Games like today and innings like this ninth are where that deep bench pays dividends.


I think this year's bench pretty well fits the "high risk, high reward" stereotype.

Gaby and Snider both went through stretches where they were some of the best pinch hitters in the league last year, and that isn't easy replaced. In fact, everyone currently on the bench projects to be a below average hitter (though some projection systems are a little optimistic about a rebound for Hart). But Kang is a looming experiment/question mark and I like the 4th OF outlook. I was for giving Lambo the shot now ... it's time to see if there is something there for a player who posted consecutive 153/160 wRC+ seasons in AAA and was a former top prospect. If not, Tabata is Tabata (which is perfectly fine) and I'd still like to see what Decker could do with playing time.


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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bucco boy wrote:
The whole team left their bats in Florida. Nobody hitting at this point. Can't win games if you don't score runs.


Thank you for that. :)


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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2 run game. Flares just out of the reach of fielders. Dropped fly balls. Three run homerun. A close game turned into a blowout. That's exactly the type of crap that we used to see happen to the Pirates at Miller Park. Nice to see it happen to the bad guys.

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Tell you what . . . Cutch isn't close to 100%.

Yes, Ramirez made a fine play on his grounder in the first. But, it took him some time to set himself and his throw, while strong, was not mind-blowing. The old Cutch beats that throw by 2-3 steps.

I sure hope that he is not prolonging the injury/recovery. I'd rather see him sit and get back to 100% than be at 65-75% all year.



A 28 year old with 6 years of ML tread on the tires just might have lost a little bit of that speed by now. Don't base stealers peak in their early-to-mid 20s?

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SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
No. 9 wrote:
Tell you what . . . Cutch isn't close to 100%.

Yes, Ramirez made a fine play on his grounder in the first. But, it took him some time to set himself and his throw, while strong, was not mind-blowing. The old Cutch beats that throw by 2-3 steps.

I sure hope that he is not prolonging the injury/recovery. I'd rather see him sit and get back to 100% than be at 65-75% all year.



A 28 year old with 6 years of ML tread on the tires just might have lost a little bit of that speed by now. Don't base stealers peak in their early-to-mid 20s?


I think I read somewhere the peak age for a baseball player is around 28, 29. A reciever and running back was alot younger. A golfer was 37 so that explains Tiger's decline.


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
No. 9 wrote:
Tell you what . . . Cutch isn't close to 100%.

Yes, Ramirez made a fine play on his grounder in the first. But, it took him some time to set himself and his throw, while strong, was not mind-blowing. The old Cutch beats that throw by 2-3 steps.

I sure hope that he is not prolonging the injury/recovery. I'd rather see him sit and get back to 100% than be at 65-75% all year.



A 28 year old with 6 years of ML tread on the tires just might have lost a little bit of that speed by now. Don't base stealers peak in their early-to-mid 20s?

Not necessarily. Lou Brock stole 118 bases at the age of 35. Joe Morgan's three biggest years came at ages 29, 31 and 32. Often the best base stealers learn how and when to go as time passes, which can more than compensate as they start to lose their best speed. A lot of the time speed only guys reach a point where they can't get on base enough to justify keeping them in the lineup, no matter how good they are at stealing bases. But Cutch was never a great base stealer. He's very fast, but doesn't have the quick starts that good base stealers need. He doesn't really hit high gear until he's rounding first. Guys like Raines, Henderson and Morgan were super quick, while Cutch is "merely" fast.

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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McCutchen helps carry Pirates offense in rout of Brewers

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2015 Pirates (1-4) at Brewers (1-4)
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buccosfan77 wrote:
SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
No. 9 wrote:
Tell you what . . . Cutch isn't close to 100%.

Yes, Ramirez made a fine play on his grounder in the first. But, it took him some time to set himself and his throw, while strong, was not mind-blowing. The old Cutch beats that throw by 2-3 steps.

I sure hope that he is not prolonging the injury/recovery. I'd rather see him sit and get back to 100% than be at 65-75% all year.



A 28 year old with 6 years of ML tread on the tires just might have lost a little bit of that speed by now. Don't base stealers peak in their early-to-mid 20s?


I think I read somewhere the peak age for a baseball player is around 28, 29. A reciever and running back was alot younger. A golfer was 37 so that explains Tiger's decline.


Tiger's decline probably started in 2001. He won a lot of tournaments after then but I'm not sure he was ever that good again.


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